This is one in a series of maps of the Ruhrgebiet. It is taken from the British War Office 1:12,500 plans and reduced to approx 1:19,000. Published in 1945, prior to the Allied occupation of the area, the maps are especially good at showing industry, collieries and transport. They can be purchased through our On-line Mapshop.
Here are the details of our map of the Werden area:
This map covers the area from Kettwig eastward to Kupferdreh, with the town of Werden in the centre. The River Ruhr runs across the map, including the Baldeney See. Much of the area is now part of Essen, and some of the southern suburbs of that city are at the top of the map. A major feature is the great Villa Hügel, the home of the Krupp family, from which Alfried Krupp was taken by American soldiers in April 1945. Other areas shown on the map include Bredeney, Baldeney, Heidhausen, Fischlaken. There is relatively little of the industry that is omnipresent elsewhere in the Ruhr, but the map does include some railways and collieries, Mülheim Airfield, and Kettwig, one of the most attractive town centres in the region.
You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For a full list of maps for Germany and prices go to the Germany Page. For other information, see the Index Page.
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